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Griffith Sutton, LeKeisha Antronette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A balanced assessment system is vital to the instructional process in all schools. This system includes both formative and summative assessment measures. Both assessments provide data that can inform curriculum design and the instructional process. The purpose of this study was to examine the predicative validity of formative diagnostic and…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
Lacy, Sharone Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine what impact a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-related afterschool tutoring program had on reading achievement of elementary students in a Mississippi rural school setting. The research questions that guided this study were (1) Is there a significant difference between the 2008 and 2009 Mississippi Curriculum…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
May, Natasha K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership style, school socioeconomic status (SES), and student achievement for 6 elementary schools. Each school's spring 2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) scores were used in the areas of Reading, Language, and Mathematics as a measure of student achievement. The principal's…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Principals, Academic Achievement, Academic Education
Brown, Kenyartic LeWon – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study was needed to determine if the Accelerated Reader (AR) program made a positive impact in schools, which were attempting to increase student achievement in reading. The purpose of this study was to determine if students who received reading instruction supplemented with the AR Program achieved higher reading scores as measured by the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Basal Reading, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
Prescott, Sharon H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore upper elementary reading classes in a low socio-economic area to determine the effects frequent praise, both academically and socially, have on the zone of proximal development in reading (ZPD[subscript RL], Renaissance Learning, 2006). A causal-comparative study was utilized by observing two groups of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Beginning Reading